(April 3) As of April 1, the 71 members of the California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement are pay a two-cent assessment (per 24-count carton equivalent). The program is designed to certify members follow production guidelines, with the California Department of Food and Agriculture overseeing inspections.

The marketing agreement board is scheduling meetings the week of April 8 to familiarize members about the program, and inspections are scheduled to begin this spring.

The 71 members of the agreement are:

  • A&A Organic, Aptos

  • Agro-Jal Farms Inc., Santa Maria

  • Andrew Smith Co., Spreckels

  • Anthony Costa and Sons, Soledad

  • Babe Farms Inc., Santa Maria

  • Baloian Packing Co. Inc., Fresno

  • Beachside Produce LLC, Guadalupe

  • Bengard Ranch Inc., Salinas

  • Big E Produce, Lompoc

  • Boggiatto Produce, Salinas

  • Bonita Packing Co., (Bonipak Produce) Santa Maria

  • Boskovich Farms, Oxnard

  • C & E Farms Inc., Salinas

  • Cal-Cel Marketing Inc., Oxnard

  • Capurro Marketing, Moss Landing

  • Channel Islands Farm Inc, Oxnard

  • Church Bros. LLC, Salinas

  • Circle Produce Co. Inc, Calexico

  • Classic Salads LLC, Salinas

  • Crown Packing Co. Inc., Salinas

  • D’Arrigo Bros. of Calif,, Salinas

  • Deardorff Family Farms, Oxnard

  • Dole Fresh Vegetables, Salinas

  • Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., Salinas

  • Dynasty Farms Inc., Salinas

  • Epic Roots, Salinas

  • Fisher Ranch Corp., Blythe

  • Five Crowns Marketing, Brawley

  • Fresh Express, Salinas

  • Fresh Kist LLC, Salinas

  • Fresh ‘n Healthy, Hollister

  • George Amaral Ranches Inc., Gonzales

  • Gold Coast Packing Co., Santa Maria

  • Growers Express LLC, Salinas

  • Ippolito Intl., Salinas

  • Kenter Canyon Farms, Sun Valley

  • Mann Packing Co. Inc., Salinas

  • Metz Fresh LLC, King City

  • Mills Family Farms Inc., Salinas

  • Misionero Vegetables, Salinas

  • Muranaka Farms, Moorpark

  • Natural Selection Foods LLC, San Juan Bautista

  • NewStar Fresh Foods LLC, Salinas

  • Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville

  • Pacific International Marketing, Salinas

  • Pajaro Valley Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Distributing, Watsonville

  • Peter Rabbit Farms, Coachella

  • Pismo-Oceano Vegetable Exchange, Oceano

  • Premium Valley Produce Inc, Scottsdale

  • Purepak Inc., Oxnard

  • Ratto Bros. Inc., Modesto

  • Ready Pac Produce Inc., Duarte

  • River Ranch Fresh Food LLC, Salinas

  • Royal Packing Co., Salinas

  • Salad Savoy Corp., Salinas

  • Salyer American Fresh Foods, Salinas

  • San Miguel Produce, Oxnard

  • Santa Barbara Farms Packing, Lompoc

  • Silva Farms, Gonzales

  • Steinbeck Country Produce, Spreckels

  • Sun Coast Farms, Santa Maria

  • Sun Terra Produce Traders Inc., Newport Beach

  • Sunridge Farms Inc., Salinas

  • Sunsation Farms Inc., Monterey

  • Talley Farms Inc., Arroyo Grande

  • Tanimura & Antle Inc., Salinas

  • Taylor Farms, Salinas

  • The Nunes Co. Inc., Salinas

  • True Leaf Farms, Salinas

  • Vessey And Company Inc, Holtville

  • Watsonville Produce Inc., Moss Landing